|Event Start Date:|
9th April 2018
|Event End Date:|
15th April 2018
Palampur, Himachal Pradesh
Do you wonder why our cellphones do not last more than 2 years while radio-sets in our grandparents’ time would last for a few decades? It baffled us, till we found the term ‘planned obsolescence’ – the strategy that guide producers to design the stuff to be useless as soon as possible and be replaced with a new one. Approaches like these keep the economy thriving. And the environment deteriorating.
We feel its imperative to look at the environmental crisis with the economic paradigms. Hence, Earth-Shastra is here.
The words economics and ecology have a common origin in the Greek work ‘oikos’ which translates to home. As we moved along, the distance between the two sciences has become enormous.
What has been wrong in the relationship between ecology and economics that we ended up here!
Earth-Shastra in its first phase is bringing together 30 passionate individuals from across the country to embark a 7-day immersive journey in the Himalayas to understand this relationship between economics and ecology. We shall deepen our lost connection with nature, deconstruct the current economic system and understand the ongoing economic and environmental crisis from an integrated lens.
If you are willing to develop the capacity to understand the big picture and the humility to start with small actions, this is for you!
Here are the details:
We are looking for individuals from diverse backgrounds including students and professionals from non-profits, corporates and government – who are committed to learn and take action in their communities.